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    Carbon Force Expert rear shock orientation. Why reverse from the Marathon?

    I'm curious if the rear shock orientation matters on this bike. The Marathon Carbon Team/Pro and Expert have the shock installed opposite from the Force. http://www.giantnerd.com/2010-gt-mar...s-country.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottyman
    I'm curious if the rear shock orientation matters on this bike. The Marathon Carbon Team/Pro and Expert have the shock installed opposite from the Force. http://www.giantnerd.com/2010-gt-mar...s-country.html
    It doesn't' matter for shock orientation. I called GT before and it is personal preference. You see it in magazines on the force, sanction, marathon either way. I was wondering the same thing when my force arrived with the shock in the opposite direction from giantnerds pics, but it doesn't matter.
    Trek 69er SS (in progress), Trek Superfly, GT Force Carbon Expert, Trek Madone 6.2

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    It almost looks like there would be slightly more clearance for the shock to compress fully if it were installed like on the Marathon. I'm not sure how much it compresses before bottoming out, but it appears the body would come very close to hitting the downtube at full compression w/ the shock installed like in the Carbon Force pics.

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